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The Beagle Bull also known as the Beaglebull or Pitbull Beagle mix is a mixed breed from the breeding of an American Pit bull Terrier and a Beagle. She is a medium sized dog with a life expectancy of 10 to 15 years. She is not a common mix at all and is in fact hard to find in terms of puppies for sale and general information. She is in the hound and terrier breed groups and has talents in companionship, guarding, watchdog and hunting.
|Here is the Beagle Bull at a Glance|
|Other Names||Pitbull Beagle mix, Beagle Bull|
|Average height||18 - 20 inches|
|Average weight||30 - 40 pounds|
|Coat type||Short, fine and course mix|
|Grooming Needs||Low to moderate|
|Brushing||Once a week unless shedding, then brush daily|
|Tolerant to Solitude?||Very low, does not do well when left alone|
|Tolerance to Heat||Moderate to good but not extreme heat|
|Tolerance to Cold||Low to moderate, not as good in cold weather|
|Good Family Pet?||Excellent|
|Good with Children?||Very good with socialization|
|Good with other Dogs?||Moderate to good with socialization - can be territorial|
|Good with other Pets?||Moderate to good with socialization - can see them as prey and want to hunt them!|
|A roamer or Wanderer?||Fairly high chance they will take off if they get the chance|
|A Good Apartment Dweller?||Low - while she is a good size, she just has too much energy|
|Good Pet for new Owner?||Moderate - she can be stubborn and naughty and needs an owner who knows how to establish dominance|
|Trainability||Moderate - stubbornness can get in the way|
|Tendency to get Fat||Moderate, the Beagle has very high tendency to obesity the Pitbull only moderately so|
|Major Health Concerns||Heart disease|
|Other Health Concerns||Eye problems, hip dysplasia, allergies|
|Life Span||10 -15 years|
|Average new Puppy Price||-----|
|Average Annual Medical Expense||$500 - $650|
|Average Annual Non-Medical Expense||$500 - $700|
Where does the Beagle Bull come from?
As the Beagle Bull is not a purebred and does not have much age there is not much history or origins known about her. It is believed she was created in American and likely happened in the last 20 years when designer mixed breeds started to trend quite high in popularity. Before that this mix in all probability may have happened by accident at some time, but it is the recent trend to give these mixes cute blended names when the breeding happens deliberately. To understand more about her temperament and looks take a look at the parent breeds.
The Beagle's history is a little uncertain in some places as while we have reports of beagle like dogs from as far back as Roman times they were not the Beagles we know today. Used for hunting for a time they fell out of favor in the 18th century when foxhounds became popular and because Beagles were not that fast. However farmers continued to use them and that is what saved the breed. In the 1800s they were imported to America and there they were bred to be smaller. In the 1940s till the 1950s they were one of the more popular dogs there. Today the Beagle is a sweet dog, funny but also quite naughty! Training and socialization is important and since they love their food so much occasional treats to bribe them to be good is recommended!
The American Pit Bull Terrier
The Pit Bull Terrier was first created in England in the 1800s to take part in bull and bear baiting which were popular as a spectator sport then. When that was made illegal they were then used in dog fighting which is why aggression was bred so strongly into them. But they were also bred to not want to bite humans so handlers felt safe around them. Over the years they became known as strong and protective but also having a gentler side and that is true today. They came to America with immigrants where they were bred to be larger and were called American Pit Bull Terriers. Today they are a confident dog, alert but also good family dogs who enjoy being with people.
The Beagle Bull is obviously a mix of the American Pit Bull Terrier and the Beagle but which way she leans towards more is not something that can be controlled or predicted. In general she is friendly and sociable but is very protective of her family and territory. She has a lot of energy and likes to be very active and may become difficult if not given a way to release all of that. She has a lot of endurance and has a very steady disposition but can also be affectionate and playful. She can also be stubborn and quite naughty so she therefore really does need training.
What does a Beagle Bull look like
The Beagle Bull will be about 18 to 20 inches tall when fully grown and weigh between 30 to 40 pounds making her a medium sized dog. As a puppy she may have more skin wrinkles and be a light brown color. When grown she is muscular with brown eyes, square forequarters, feet like a Beagles and floppy ears. Her coat is short usually brown or tan with a white belly and a mix of fine and coarse hair.
Training and Exercise Needs
How much exercise does she need?
She is a dog with a lot of needs when it comes to exercise and stimulation. She needs at least one long daily walk if not two, and will also need some play time too. Be warned with her terrier background she is likely to run off following her nose if you do not have her on the leash. She needs access to a yard as well and it needs to be well fenced in otherwise she may dig herself out! If she is left with too much energy she will become more boisterous and possibly more aggressive in her play. Play tug of war, Frisbee, fetch, take her to a dog park and so on.
Can I train her easily?
While she does have some intelligence and is quite able to learn her nature can make training a little harder than some dogs. She is stubborn or willful sometimes and she really needs an owner who can establish themselves as the pack leader in a firm but gentle way. Consistency is key and remember being a Beagle mix she will likely do almost anything for food so some tasty treats will be a good way to motivate and reward her. As well as training being important to see the best in her you should also carry out socialization with her as soon as you get her. This will have a huge impact on how she deals with other dogs, other pets, new situations and children. When a Beagle Bull is not socialized or trained she can be difficult sometimes and her aggression can be higher.Advertisement
Living with a Beagle Bull
She has low to moderate grooming requirements. Her coat will need brushing once a week to keep it looking healthy unless she is a shedder in which case she will need it done more often. The shedding varies from one puppy to another. She will also need a bath occasionally, mostly just when she is smelling funky or has had a particularly good roll in the mud outside! Use a dog shampoo not one of yours as yours will damage her natural oils.
All dogs have similar other needs, nails clipping, ears checked and wiped clean with a damp cloth weekly, teeth brushed at least 2 to 3 times a week. The nail clipping is not as simple as for us, they have a blood vessel in the lower part of their nails which you must not cut. It will hurt her and cause bleeding. Some dog owners leave the nail clipping to a groomers.
What she is like with children and other animals
She is a great family dog but she needs to be socialized and trained to curb the natural tendency to view other animals as prey. She loves children and they should be taught how to play with a dog so that they do not hurt her. Sometimes they will both be naughty together!
The Beagle Bull is not good left alone at all and will express her unhappiness with destructive behavior and barking and baying. In terms of barking she is a moderate barker usually and is growly when playing and she likes to chew. Therefore make sure she has lots of things it is okay for her to chew that you rotate through so that she doesn't get bored with them, rather than having her chew on your shoes and whatever else she wants. She can be prone to jumping at people to great them, this is her being friendly and excited not aggressive, but with training this can stop or be controlled. She will need to fed 2 to 21/2 cups of high quality dry dog food a day divided into two meals.
While most designer breeds are new enough to not really have much knowledge of long term health concerns there are things that could come up inherited from the parents. Eye problems, hip dysplasia, allergies and heart disease are all possibilities.
Costs involved in owning a Beagle BullAdvertisement
At the time of writing this article there were no Beagle Bull puppies to be found for sale, and we did search extensively. This means giving an average price is not possible because they are so rare. What will affect the price as well as availability is how popular that mix is, how healthy it is, whether you can see health clearances from the parents, and the kind of breeder you buy from. Other costs can be estimated though based on the size of the dog. Initial costs for things like spaying, blood tests, micro chip, deworming, a crate, a collar and leash will be around $450 - $575. Ongoing costs that come with owning a dog of her size include things like training, license, health insurance, food, treats, toys and recurring medical needs will come to around $1000 - $1200.
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This is good dog for a family and someone who is able to establish themselves clearly as pack leader. You need to be willing to put in time for training and socialization and be active with her. She will be a good watchdog and alert you to intruders and she will be incredibly loyal.